Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I Like Big Beads Necklace

Do you ever make something without knowing what the heck you are doing? That's what I did with this necklace. So I had to make another one as a tutorial.

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Supplies:
One strand of medium to large sized beads
Less than a strand of tiny "spacer" type beads
Cord
Chain
Two clam shell crimp beads


Tools:
Needle Nose Pliers
Flat Nosed Pliers
Scissors
Needle

Directions:

Plan your your necklace beforehand, trying different possiblities before deciding.

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Thread the beads onto the cord, alternating with the small and the large beads.
Make a square knot with the cord on one end. Here's a trick to moving the knot as close as possible to the beads. Tie the knot, but leave it open. Insert a large needle (or other skinny type item) and use it to pull the knot close to the beads. This way you'll always get the knot right where you want it. 

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Next thread one of your clam shell crimp beads on the cord. Tie a surgical knot, using the needle trick if needed. Finally close the "shell" part of the crimp bead with pliers.  Repeat on the other side.

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Next take your chain and thread it onto the open part of the crimp bead. Close the crimp bead. Repeat on the other side and you are done!


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Ta da! 

Do you like big beads? Do you feel that you cannot lie? I could go on, but I'll stop =)

10 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just so pretty! i love this

Jeanna said...

Well for not knowing what you were doing it turned out pretty darn cute. I think most of my projects are done that way too. Great necklace.

Jeanna

Brave Brooke said...

I made a necklace that I love but I'm so scared that when PB pulls on it she will break it. Maybe I should remake it the right way ;) Yours look great!

Smallgood said...

I am awful when it comes to beads and making jewelry, but my co-worker makes some awesome necklaces. These are super pretty. I like the red (surprisingly). No Carolina blue beads?

Just Jaime said...

@Smallgood, NEVER! I bleed DUKE Blue!

Christine said...

Oh!! I love the beads!!! Wish I would have seen this earlier! Just came back from a Craft Store and Gabrielle was begging me for big beads and I didn't quite know what to do with them.. so I said no! :(

Diana said...

I needed to know how to keep my knots in place! Thanks. I love your picture, too.

Tracy said...

Great necklace.
This is one craft I haven't really got into. but I can see myself loving it...I love beads :)

Heather Landry said...

I think your necklace is darling! I've never used big chunky beads like that, but they turned out amazing.

Jutta said...

this is beautiful! simple and gorgeous. thanks for sharing :-)

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